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The Giant's Staircase - Chesterfield Canal in Shireoaks, England

The Chesterfield Canal in northern England will be celebrating its 240th birthday in 2017. It originally connected West Stockwith to Chesterfield over forty miles away, and like many canals of the pre-industrial 18th century, goods were transported by horse-drawn barges. To make their way up and down a 250-foot difference in altitude required locks – 64 of them all together – and one particular section is known as the Giant’s Staircase.
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Giant's Staircase at Chesterfield Canal in Shireoaks, England

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The Chesterfield Canal in northern England originally connected West Stockwith to Chesterfield over 40 miles away, and like many canals of the pre-industrial 18 th century, goods were transported by horse-drawn barges. To make their...

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